It shouldn’t happen to an Elf.

Alfie the Elf taken to his bed and will not even look up. He is devastated. He is embarrassed and doesn’t want to go out any more. Alfie went to Sainsbury’s Superstore in Penzance, choosing it because it is a great store with wide aisles – nice and spacious for moving about in his wheelchair. Shopping… Continue reading It shouldn’t happen to an Elf.

A little-known fact about Santa…

It is not widely known, but Santa is an equal-opportunities employer. Every Elf is encouraged to fulfill their full potential and every Elf is valued equally. Which is why Santa has been rather cross to read some online comments recently – comments which relate to the value of disabled people, in particular, those who require… Continue reading A little-known fact about Santa…

“Pushed out” of school.

“Saying ‘it’s a learning curve’ does not make anything acceptable.” An old Facebook post popped up on my screen, and as I read it, my head and heart were flooded with all the feelings from that time. Adam had been in school for two months. I am sharing this because analysis of government statistics by a… Continue reading “Pushed out” of school.

Good things do not come to those who wait, and wait, and wait…

The ‘Equality Bus’ is not coming. It broke down many miles away and no new service is planned. All those who wished to board are asked to wait patiently. There are plans to consider getting it moving at some point, but probably not this year. Maybe not next year either – it is, after all, a complicated business! I keep… Continue reading Good things do not come to those who wait, and wait, and wait…

Is there room in your loo for a boy like me?

The boy had a chair ◊   and short funky hair, And snazzy blue shoes ◊   which he just loved to wear. How the boy laughed ◊   and how the boy grinned, As he raced in his chair ◊   and moved like the wind. And how the boy wailed ◊   and how low the boy sat, The need came so wildly… Continue reading Is there room in your loo for a boy like me?

When men have walked on the moon, why is lunch out so hard?

“Have they got a bathroom I can use?” Today we ventured out for lunch with friends. We did everything we could, we timed drinks at home, went to the toilet at the last possible moment and I didn’t take a drink for him in the car like most people would on a hot day. We… Continue reading When men have walked on the moon, why is lunch out so hard?